An insider within Cadillac has officially confirmed with inautonews.com the company’s plans of introducing the ELR to Europe.
After the 2016 Cadillac ELR has been officially unveiled just last week, we have some good news for you if you are living in Europe and you have your eyes set on the American “green” vehicle. According to a source within the company, the ELR will be introduced on the Old Continent in the near future. The insider has confirmed this after being contacted by inautonews.com but didn’t provide us with an official launch date. Chances are the carmaker will be launching the model at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in Paris, but this still has to be confirmed.
The 2016 Cadillac ELR is getting a makeover compared to the previous version and it has the updated HiPer Strut front suspension, increased front spring rates, stiffer rear axle, stiffer bushings, 8-inch configurable instrument cluster, semi-aniline full leather seating, power-assisted covered storage / cup holder in the center console, front four-piston Brembo brake calipers, revised front grille and 20-inch sport wheels, amongst others. There is also an increased lithium ion battery, from 16.5 kWh to 17.1 kWh, providing it with an electric range of 63 km (39 miles) and a total range of 530 km (330 miles). This can be recharged from a regular 240V source in 5 hours. The total output produced stands at 233 HP (174 kW) and 506 Nm (373 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint made in 6.4s and a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). After U.S. federal tax credits apply, this will start from 58,495 USD.